The result of 50 years of development!
Glaser Bender Technology
It's the small and unseen things that make the big difference.
Minimally Invasive, Weight Neutral
1. Under the Neckplate
A small, shallow cavity is created under the neckplate for the plate-mounted mechanism. This does not affect the body strength or sound.
The Bender Arm is free of screws and has no slack or wobble. The arm moves very smoothly and the destination pitch is fine-tuned with the thumbscrew shown.
The integrated neckplate and mechanism create great stability. The built-in bearings provide
the smoothest feel, all in a very lightweight unit.
2. Under the Bridgeplate
There is a small non-invasive rout under the bridge plate. This allows the Bender to be moved between a B-pull or G-pull, per preference.
This typically takes 5 minutes.
Here's a traditional Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'B' Finger and an original style non-bending hi e' barrel portion.
This saddle can be flipped to G and automatically intonate.
Here's a traditional Bridge with the Bender Saddle - a 'G' Finger and an original style non-bending D' barrel portion.
This saddle can be flipped to B and automatically intonate.
Benders for left-handed instruments are no problem and are also convertible between 'B' and 'G'. Note the vintage Fender lefty with the bridge corners factory notched so Fender could re-bent it as a lefty.
The Bender, installed, is non-invasive and retains the original look and sound.
3. End View
A 1/2" hole runs from the body end, under the bridge to the neckplate area.
A phillips-head screw allows individual preference of Bender tension, easily adjustable for a soft touch or for aggressive high-activity use.
The butt end strap attachment is not affected by the Bender and does not impede tension screw access.